Tropical Storm Beta Could Bring 4 to 6 Inches of Rain to Victoria
Tropical Storm Beta is expected to impact the Texas coast beginning this weekend and early next week. Tropical Storm Beta may strengthen into a hurricane in the next couple of days. By late Friday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi was predicting rainfall totals for Victoria county between 4 and 6 inches by the time the storm clears the area.
The most recent update from the National Weather Service is showing Tropical Storm Beta as of 4 PM on Friday to be moving NNE at 9 MPH with maximum sustained winds of 40 MPH. As mentioned the storm is expected to become a hurricane over the weekend and information can change quickly. Rainfall from this storm could begin to impact the Crossroads by late Sunday into Monday and stay with us through Wednesday of next week.
The National Hurricane Center is watching Beta closely and will continue to release updates this evening and over the weekend. We will continue to pass those along here. A more precise landfall location is still up in the air as the storm path could change depending on when/if it strengthens into a hurricane.
Rainfall totals between now and next Wednesday will be significant in some areas. The National Weather Service in Corpus Christi shared the rainfall projection below on Friday afternoon.
A Coastal Flood Watch will be in effect from just about Lake Jackson to Palacious to Port Lavaca and all the way to Port Aransas. This watch will remain through Tuesday morning. A Coastal Flood Advisory has been issued for areas south of Port Aransas through Saturday morning.
Winds from Beta will begin to impact the Texas coast by Sunday morning. As of Friday afternoon, the strongest wind threat was for an area south of Corpus Christi south to Brownsville.
- Saturday: Sunny. High 90.
- Sunday: Showers and Thunderstorms, Windy, High 80.
- Monday: Showers and Thunderstorms, Windy, High 76.
Remember that rainfall could be significant over the next few days. Grab our free mobile app by adding your phone number to the box below. We will continue to track this storm over the weekend.